Broncos fall to Melrose in title game

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — In a game featuring 134 points, going two quarters with a combined one touchdown is nearly impossible to overcome. The Melrose Buffaloes took command by shutting out Floyd in the second quarter, then lost control but regained it in the final period Wednesday en route to a 74-60 victory over [...]

Broncos host Melrose in six-man finals

PNT Staff The District 3 finale turned out to be a preview of the six-man state championship game. Floyd and Melrose collide for the second time in four weeks at noon on Saturday in Floyd, with homefield advantage determined on Sunday in a coin flip between Broncos coach Jeff Gillespie and Melrose coach Dickie Roybal. [...]

Lady Tigers ousted in semifinals

PNT Staff FORT SUMNER — The Elida Lady Tigers’ bid for a state volleyball berth came up just short Friday night against Des Moines. Elida dropped a 25-16, 25-27, 27-29, 25-19, 15-9 decision to the Lady Demons in the semifinals of Class 1A Region A competition. Semifinal winners in the regional round advance to state [...]

Hounds rout Mustangs in final game for Elliott

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott walked down the runway from the dressing room at Greyhound Stadium for the final time on Saturday afternoon, trying to savor the moment. Elliott’s 48-year coaching career — including 37 years as a college head coach, the last 11 at ENMU [...]

Midwestern pulls away from ENMU

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State linebacker Fred Moore partially blocked two Eastern New Mexico University punts, helping set up a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns that lifted the Indians to a 34-20 Lone Star Conference South Division victory on Saturday. MSU (7-2, 4-1 South) kept alive its hopes of an NCAA Division II postseason berth, [...]

Broncos score 55 points in second half to romp

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — Jerrod Long says he and three of his Floyd football teammates learned a valuable lesson this week — show up when you’re supposed to show up. With three two-way starters and senior quarterback Bryan Johnson held out early in Saturday’s six-man quarterfinal playoff game against Gateway Christian, Floyd quickly found [...]

Banged-up Rams go down to sixth consecutive loss

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Ruidoso coach Ridge Bowden had the Warriors coming out throwing on their first series Friday night, figuring they needed work in that area. After a three-and-out, Bowden put his team back in a running mode. After sputtering early at times, the Warriors rode 200 yards and four touchdowns on [...]

NMMI’s ground game rolls past PHS in district opener

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Try as they might, the Portales High Rams simply couldn’t contain Jason Thomas and New Mexico Military’s powerful ground attack. Thomas rushed for 263 yards — 204 in the first half — and scored five touchdowns in the first three periods while sophomore fullback Bryson Carl added 119 yards [...]

Floyd wins battle of unbeatens from Melrose

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By Eric Butler FLOYD — Jonathan Chavez wasn’t happy with the support his teams was getting so he marched over to the home stands and exhorted the faithful to stand up and cheer. TheFloyd senior gave the Broncos faithful something to holler about midway through the fourth quarter, hauling in a 10-yard touchdown lob from [...]

Broncos get season for Melrose after thrashing Eagles

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By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — After a slow start on defense, the Floyd Broncos recovered to do their part for a matchup of two undefeated squads. Behind a steady offense and an opportunistic defense late, the host Broncos clipped the visiting Clovis Christian Eagles 70-14 Saturday afternoon. The game was called at halftime due to [...]